First Look: Johnny Depp and the Cast of Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'
While some worrisome spy photos surfaced last week showing Johnny Depp in heavy white make-up, big sunglasses and period clothing for his turn in Tim Burton's big screen adaptation of Dark Shadows, the 1960's gothic daytime serial with vampires, ghosts, ghouls, zombies, werewolves, parallel universes and time-paradoxes. Now in a bit of damage control, the first official image from the film has surfaced featuring Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer and the rest of the cast looking like a new version of The Munsters or The Addams Family, but with a little less darkness. See the photo below!
Here's the first official look at Tim Burton's Dark Shadows via EW (click for a larger version):
With this photo, Burton said he wanted to recapture a very specific image in his mind from the original series: "I remember seeing a group photograph of the cast of the original series. For me it captured the weird Dark Shadows vibe in a single image. I had a brief window of opportunity to have our cast present at the same time, the day before principle photography began. We decided to stage a similar picture instead of rehearsing, to see if we captured the Dark Shadows feeling.” If you're unfamiliar with the original series and looking for more information on the characters, EW has a great rundown right here. Thoughts?